Jeff King offers his views from the Iditarod sidelines

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Nine of the top 10 finishers in last year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race return this weekend for another shot at the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Training for Iditarod means a life gone to the dogs

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Deep into the cold, dark heart of the Alaska winter, Robert Forto is chasing his dream. It is not an easy pursuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod rookie criticizes race officials

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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officials are being criticized by some back-of-packers, including a rookie musher who was removed from the race because he wasn’t traveling fast enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Michigan musher wins red lantern as final 2009 Iditarod finisher

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The 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially ended at 4:06 this morning when Marquette, Mich., rookie Timothy Hunt crossed the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome. The 43-year-old musher made the trek from Willow to Nome in 15 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes and 22 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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There are 73 mushers registered to compete in the 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the fewest competitors in six years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can-Am Dog Sled Races Wrap Up In Northern Maine

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A musher from Quebec has taken his fourth title in the Can-Crown International Sled Dog Races in northern Maine. Read the rest of this entry »

All in the musher family for the Mackeys

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Sled-dog bloodlines are meticulously bred to ensure the best possible genes pass on to future generations. The same can almost be said for the men and women who drive their dogs in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod Mushers Start

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The 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has begun with musher Cim Smyth of Big Lake leaving the restart in Willow. Read the rest of this entry »

The Norwegian Connection is back

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Speedy Kjetil Backen, kennel partner of two-time champion Robert Sorlie, flew into the Finger Lake checkpoint before dawn on Monday to seize the early lead in the 36th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Backen, the third-place finisher in the 2004 Iditarod has been moving. Read the rest of this entry »

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Laura Daugereau is the first woman from Washington to compete in the Iditarod

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For a solitary soul, Laura Daugereau sure can talk. Ask her an initial question, and she speaks for 11 ceaseless minutes, discussing the outdoors, home-schooling, Christianity, humidity, dyslexia and, of course, dogs. Oh, how she loves her dogs. That’s why we are having this conversation. Read the rest of this entry »

Rob Greger starts Can Am Crown 250 in northern Maine

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FORT KENT, Maine n He’s run two Iditarods and 11 Race to the Sky Sled Dog Races and this weekend Bozeman musher Rob Greger is on the trails in northern Maine competing in the 15th Can Am Crown International 250 Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mushers battled blizzards, misdirection and a vehicle accident — and that was just getting to Anchorage for Saturday’s start.

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Thousands of people lined Fourth Avenue downtown and sections of the 11-mile route to Campbell Airstrip on Saturday to bid a record 96 Iditarod mushers farewell for their formidable winter journey across the wildest reaches of Alaska. Read the rest of this entry »

An adventure like no other begins

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The 36th annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race launched from the world of glass, steel, concrete and traffic on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod Opens Ceremonial Start

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A record field of mushers drove dog teams through Alaska’s largest city Saturday in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Trail tales

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Only a week ago, water flowed a foot deep over the Iditarod Trail north of Rohn where the Post River spills out of the aptly named Terra Cotta Mountains to meet the mighty Kuskokwim River, which drains the Alaska Range north toward the village of Nikolai. Read the rest of this entry »

Days behind the dogs

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As I crested the berm of snow on the side of a seasonal road in the U.P., I saw a patch of ice that was going to be trouble. The dogs think corners are their chance to rid themselves of the musher, and so each corner is a game of crack the whip. Read the rest of this entry »

Young racers display their mushing skills

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The Junior North American Sled Dog Championships got off to a good start Friday, as 34 young mushers and their families hit the trails at the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds despite blustery weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod comes to life for students

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Prairie Valley seventh-grade students sat in the school auditorium Friday morning and proudly explained the details of Alaska’s famous sled race — the Iditarod. Read the rest of this entry »

Local vet volunteers at Iditarod

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Today, many Arizonans will take advantage of sunny skies and enjoy a balmy day outside. But “north to Alaska,” 63 mushers will embark on a more-than 1,150-mile journey in very different conditions in the 2008 Iditarod sled dog race. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® Begins on Saturday

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Tomorrow is the first day of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®, which is a popular tradition in Alaska. Read the rest of this entry »

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